Nthikeng Mohlele


Anyone who wants to go out to lunch with writer Nthikeng Mohlele may have to drag him. He doesn't go out a lot because "of my writing�. The Scent of Bliss, his debut novel, came out last year to critical acclaim; he's already busy on a second, which he says is almost finished. He was born in 1977 in Polokwane and grew up in Thembisa, in the east of Johannesburg. The Wits University-educated writer now lives in Pretoria with his partner Kholiswa Kleinbooi and son, Miles, named after his musical hero, Miles Davis. � Percy Zvomuya

Lunch spot: Grill Club, Pretoria